Firefighter Position

Bellevue Fire Department - Firefighter

 

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The information herein is provided by the respective agency and is only as accurate and as up-to-date as the agency representative(s) update this information. PST is not responsible for the veracity of this data as it is provided directly from the agency. It is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to verify any information about the agency with the agency.

Bellevue Fire Department - Firefighter

Last updated on September 09, 2020
PST Partner Agency since June 30, 2016

Important Information

The application period for our January 2021 Recruit Academy has closed.

The next hiring opportunity will begin in June 2021 (subject to change). Please check back regularly for updated information. Information regarding closing dates and interviews will be posted here. At that time, it will be required for you to have a current written score, CPAT, and updated PHS in your PST profile.


Area Information

County: King
Population: 139,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

The application period for our January 2021 Recruit Academy has closed.

The next hiring opportunity will begin in June 2021 (subject to change). Please check back regularly for updated information.

 

Salary Information

1st Step: $6,130.37 per month

Top Step: $7,794.50 per month

Benefit Information

The City of Bellevue has a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Retirement programs, which include mandatory participation in the State of Washington LEOFF pension plan, optional participation in MEBT - a 401k retirement savings plan - and a 457 deferred compensation plan.


Bellevue Fire Department - Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Yes, required as described below

This agency will accept CPAT certifications from Public Safety Testing (PST) or National Testing Network  (NTN). CPAT certifications will be provided directly to the agency by the candidate when requested by the agency and must be completed within twelve months (365 days) of the closing date of the exam. 

NOTE – If you are testing for PST agencies other than Bellevue Fire Department you will need to complete a CPAT certification with Public Safety Testing for those agencies.

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required A valid driver's license is required at the time of test. A valid Washington State driver's license is required by the time of hire.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements See Minimum Medical Standards for Firefighters in Washington Cities and Fire Districts (June 1987) for details. Final determination is made by the Fire Chief based on information obtained by the Department's appointed physician who performs the entry-level physical examinations.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant When multiple written scores for one candidate appear on the list, this agency accepts the highest score obtained in the previous 12 months.

Bellevue Fire Department - Firefighter Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Potential Information gathered during a comprehensive examination of applicant driving records will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic An applicant will fail and not qualify to continue in the selection process if s/he has been convicted of a felony within the last ten years involving a crime of violence, or the threat of violence against another person, a crime against property, a crime involving the sale or use of illegal drugs, or a crime going to an individual’s honesty or integrity.
Potential An applicant may fail and not qualify to continue in the selection process if s/he has been convicted of a felony more than ten years ago, or a misdemeanor within the last seven years involving a crime of violence, or the threat of violence against another person, a crime against property, a crime involving the sale or use of illegal drugs, or a crime going to an individual’s honesty or integrity.
Employment
Potential Applicant employment records are reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Bellevue Fire Department - Firefighter

450 110th Avenue NE
BellevueFireTraining@bellevuewa.gov
Bellevue, WA 98004 King County

Website


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: Yes, required as described below


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